January 6, 2015 / 10:19 PM / 3 years ago

Sony's 'The Interview' earns $31 million online, $5 million at theaters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony’s provocative North Korea parody “The Interview” has earned more than $31 million from online, cable and telecoms sales since its December release, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Tuesday.

A man walks by the poster for the film "The Interview" outside the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton, Colorado December 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The raunchy comedy film was rented or purchased more than 4.3 million times between Dec. 24 and Jan. 4 on online and video-on-demand platforms.

To date, the film has earned $5 million at the theatrical box office, with 580 independent theaters showing the movie in North America.

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Chris Reese

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